Nicole Burke Skincare is about you. We provide a space in which to find your own peaceful center from which the healthiest you emanates. Our goal is to maintain and cultivate the health and appearance of your skin, from the inside out. We believe skin care is a craft, and in practicing it we continually learn and grow in order to pass our knowledge and skill on to you, our clients, for your greatest benefit. Please feel comfortable letting us know what we can do to make your treatment enjoyable and worthwhile for you.

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Karen Huang Saraco

With years of experience in both traditional and medical esthetics, Karen’s goal is to provide grounding, relaxing treatments with excellent results for all types of skin.  First inspired by success treating her own acne challenges, she enjoys the science behind skincare and will educate you to help you achieve your skincare goals at the same time as she melts away your stresses. A mother of two, she has firsthand knowledge to guide clients through the changes the skin experiences during and beyond pregnancy. From peels to bikini waxing, Karen’s skillful treatments leave you feeling relaxed and beautiful every time.


Sarah Chernesky

Sarah has a true calling to care for people, from her attentive facial treatments to her experience in some of SF’s best restaurants. From an early age she enjoyed styling hair and makeup, but when faced with her own cystic breakouts in her late teens she found a deeper pull to skin care as a lifestyle approach. Always one to enjoy a great skin care product, and not one to rush toward medical prescriptions, she learned to treat her own skin by working with estheticians to craft a successful home regime of holistic, plant-based products. She knows that what we feed our bodies is truly important for achieving healthy, bright skin and is happy to share her lifestyle tips with you. In her free time you’ll find her cooking, reading, and riding her bike to catch a sunset at Ocean Beach.


Samantha Joslyn ~ Lashes by Samantha

Samantha is a Bay Area esthetician and makeup artist with experience in a variety of settings including bridal and event makeup, editorials and music videos. Wanting to deepen her understanding of skin care and health, she attended the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology. With a love and passion for helping people feel beautiful, she has found that lash extensions are a subtle yet profound way to accentuate one’s own natural beauty. Health and wellness are essential to Samantha’s approach. She integrates mind, body, nutrition and lifestyle to enhance the natural beauty of her clients.

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Nicole Burke Stephenson

A longtime interest in health and well-being, a love of research and science, and a natural enjoyment of people led Nicole to skin care. Inspired by a lifetime of yogic practices, treatments are infused with deep relaxation. She draws inspiration from the natural health practices of her great-grandmother, Billie Burke, and other glamorous stars of the stage and silver screen in a time when people aimed to make the most of their own individuality and natural beauty.